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Location: Mochlos, CR, GR
Season: June 14, 2021 to August 21, 2021
Application Deadline: April 13, 2021
Deadline Type: Rolling
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, National and Kapodostrian University of Athens
Jeffrey S. Soles and Costis Davaras
The Greek-American Excavation at Mochlos, Crete, has received a two year permit from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens to resume excavations in 2021 and 2022. It anticipates final approval from the Greek Ministry of Culture and has scheduled the project to begin June 14 – assuming that Greece will have the Covid-19 pandemic under control by then and that all participants in the project will have been vaccinated against the virus. If not, we will shoot for July 1 as a start-up date.
The project has uncovered a Minoan town of the Neopalatial period, c. 1700-1430 BC, earlier remains from the Protopalatial period, c. 1900-1700 BC, and later 7th and 5th century remains on the summit of the island. It has been in the field since 1989, has published seven volumes to date, and completed work on two more. The goal of the 2021-2022 seasons is to complete excavation of three areas that we have already partially excavated in order to continue with their final publication. We are looking for volunteers to work on site, assisting trench supervisors, and others to assist with the processing of pottery and other finds in the INSTAP Study Center in Pacheia Ammos.
Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age Aegean, Minoan; 7th and 5th centuries BC, Greek
The Neopalatial town at Mochlos, dating c. 1700-1430 BCE, was an important trading and manufacturing center in the Late Minoan period, but it was also the location of a number of shrines that made it a center of pilgrimage. The site's ritual focus appears to have continued in the 7th century BC when an oikos house was erected on its summit.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 10 weeks
Minimum Age: 19
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements:
All members of the Mochlos team are provided with rooms in Mochlos, but volunteers must arrange for their own travel expenses and meals in the local tavernas. Cost: $250.00 (non-refundable deposit for new volunteers to hold your place on the project); $0 for returning volunteers.
Giorgos Doudalis (firstname.lastname@example.org); Luke Kaiser (email@example.com)
Classical Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Anthropology Department, University of Arizona
Greensboro, NC; Tucson, AZ
North Carolina; Arizona
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